Studied documentary at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. Before attending NFTS she worked as a freelance producer in London's film industry.
Listen to Kilburn '06/07
Milly and Simon '04
Uncle John '99 NFTS (Award '99 Royal Anthropological Institute); A Weekend Away '98 NFTS; The Wold '96 NFTS
Documentary film editor, recently completed "Carvalho's Journey" which premiered at the SF Jewish Film Festival.
My Brooklyn - Audience Award for Best Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival; Banished - Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Miami Film Festival; The Mystery of Love - PBS; Out of Status - Channel 4, England; Broadway Legends - Trio Digital Cable; The Gun Deadlock - w/ director Lee Grant, Lifetime Cable; War Crimes Against Women; Bill Moyers Journal - nominated for two Emmys; Series Editor of the ten-hour PBS program; The American President; The Cronkite Quarterly; Bravo Profiles - Gene Hackman
Three projects, "The Search for Solutions", "All About Looking" (artist Jim Dine) and "Banished" have been released theatrically in New York City.
An Emmy-winning (Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming for : The War, 2007) sound editor and graduate of the Lodz Film School of Poland.
Together with award-winning sound editor Ira Spiegel, she owns and operates 701 Sound, an editing company located in New York City.
For Marlena, film making is a fascinating profession. She has been happy to have been a part of the industry for the past thirty years. Having fulfilled her dreams as a successful editor, she now shares her professional experiences with younger generations, teaching at Ithaca College.